The Best of RFS
Microwave Antenna Solutions
First stop is with our Microwave Antenna team. The big focus for the business unit in H1 has been the launch of our latest dual band solution to enable backhaul in suburban and rural areas. Benoit Bled, Product Line Manager Microwave Antennas Solutions gave his thoughts on the topic; looking at the big challenges operators face when it comes to finding backhaul solutions that marry the capacity, coverage and reliability to let 5G reach its promised potential.
Base Station Antennas
Tower sharing has been one of the hottest topics this year as operators look to leaner business models to make the roll out of 5G viable. We spoke to experts in APAC, EMEA, North America and LATAM to get their take on why tower sharing will be a crucial component of the 5G landscape and how it can help to reduce costs while increasing capacity.
It’s been a challenging 18 months for everyone but one of the projects we are most proud of is our work with Arkansas PBS to enhance broadcast coverage during the pandemic. As the broadcaster needed to increase coverage for the delivery of its at home educational resources, RFS helped to implement additional infrastructure quickly while ensuring the futureproofing that means it will serve Arkansas PBS for years to come.
DragonSkin is one of RFS’s flagship innovations and part of our ongoing commitment to developing solutions that meet the most stringent fire safety regulations. Early this year Tom Kuklo Global Product Manager – In Building Solutions reflected on the launch of DragonSkin cable; why there is such a need for fire safe communications equipment with no compromise on performance. He looks at why it is such a big industry step and shares where the Dragon has landed.
From the leadership team
One of the real blog highlights this year has been catching up with CEO Monika Maurer around International Women’s Day. She gave us an insight into her perspective and experience in the industry, as well as her vision for its future; ensuring women are able to take full advantage of all opportunities that such an interesting and exciting sector is offering.